The disbursed funds amounted to $811,000 after taxes were paid by the city. The review must be completed within 30 days, according to the legislation.
District 7 Councilmember and Finance Committee Chairman Howard Shook introduced the resolution at last week’s Finance/Executive Committee meeting.
The resolution states that the Atlanta City Council has determined the need to investigate the bonuses in an effort toward complete transparency and to ensure the appropriate use of taxpayer dollars. Committee members also want to determine if the bonuses violated the City’s Code of Ordinances or state law.